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Betting Synthetic Surfaces: Conquering Racing's Newest Frontier

For centuries, horses have raced exclusively on dirt or grass, but many of today's thoroughbreds are now running over various mysterious mixtures of polypropylene fibers, recycled rubber,wax coated sand, and even something called jelly cable. Synthetic surfaces are already in place at major racetracks such as Keeneland, Del Mar, Arlington Park, and for the first time ever, the Breeders' Cup will be run over a synthetic surface at Santa Anita. It's a new era in American racing. Finley is the first author to tackle all of the necessary handicapping adjustments and angles. While the fundamentals of basic handicapping still apply, synthetic tracks definitely have their own nuances and quirks, and Finley examines them in detail. His thorough research and expertly outlined statistical data, gathered from thousands of races, arms the handicapper with a much better understanding on how to wager and win in the synthetic-surface era. He describes the differences among various brands of surfaces in relation to track biases, running styles, pedigrees and sire lines, the "bounce" factor, and horses making surface switches from synthetic to dirt, dirt to synthetic, turf to synthetic, etc. The modern handicapper cannot afford to ignore the synthetic revolution. Hardcover, 159 pages

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